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ERIC Number: EJ1113998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Application of Heterogeneous Copper Catalyst in a Continuous Flow Process: Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexanol
Glin´ski, Marek; Ulkowska, Urszula; Iwanek, Ewa
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n9 p1623-1625 Sep 2016
In this laboratory experiment, the synthesis of a supported solid catalyst (Cu/SiO2) and its application in the dehydrogenation of cyclohexanol performed under flow conditions was studied. The experiment was planned for a group of two or three students for two 6 h long sessions. The copper catalyst was synthesized using incipient wetness impregnation of the silica support with copper(II) nitrate trihydrate as the precursor of the active phase. It was then dried, calcined, and reduced. Each step of the synthesis was characterized by color change. The catalytic reaction was performed as a continuous process in a flow reactor, and the postreaction mixture was analyzed using gas chromatography. The laboratory experiment showed practical aspects of heterogeneous catalysis and encouraged students to seek alternative, environmentally friendly methods of organic compound synthesis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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